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Being pregnant is the most exciting yet worrying time. Let us help make your day a little easier with some helpful tips from real mums – they really have seen it and done it all!

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Thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for mums-to-be

If you’re pregnant this Mother’s Day, we think you should still honour the occasion with some kind of celebration. Okay, you’re not ‘technically’ a mum yet, but you are carrying around living, breathing, human life in your belly – and we think that counts. Plus, it’s another excuse to indulge…

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Breastfeeding positions and techniques: discovering what works for you

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to breastfeeding your little nut. Every woman is different; every baby is different. And your differing needs mean you’ll need to play around with a range of positions to find that sweet spot. From the cradle-hold to the rugby ball, there is a slew of breastfeeding…

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Pregnant with twins? Here’s what to expect

Nothing compares to the moment you find out you’re going to be a parent. Safe to say, it truly is one of life’s great joys. So when you’re pregnant with twins, that feeling your might burst with happiness doubles, right? Well, it certainly does in part. Being pregnant with twins…

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Perfect pregnancy pancakes

With Pancake Day around the corner, we thought it only fitting to share our favourite recipe with you – one, we might add, you don’t need to feel an iota of guilt about tucking into, either. To give your insatiable self – and your little nut – tons of energy…

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Early symptoms of pregnancy: everything you need to know

The female anatomy is pretty incredible. You see, while it may be too early to take a pregnancy test, your body can start displaying signs as early as two weeks after conception. (Amazing, or what?) Sure, you may pick up on some of the more tell-tale symptoms – breast tenderness,…

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Labour hacks: your guide to giving birth

Let’s not beat around the bush here: labour is challenging. And it can have a sizeable impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Of course, it’s immensely exciting, too – it’s the final leg of your pregnancy journey before you can meet that beautiful little nut you’ve been carrying around…

7 tips to help your child sleep in their own cot
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7 tips to help your child sleep in their own cot

If you’re reading this, you most probably co-sleep. The risks, the benefits, the safety advice of co-sleeping, it’s all there to be read up on. The opinions of others, also there to be welcomed, or ignored. There are some parents that absolutely love co-sleeping and will do it for as…

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Your essential maternity hospital bag

It’s nearly time to meet your little one. You’ve made the final touches the nursery. You’ve decided on a name. And you’ve taken all your NCT classes. But have you packed your hospital bag yet? Ideally, you should have everything prepped by 33 weeks. As you can imagine, bringing a…

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Best pregnancy breakfasts

Jumpstarting your day with a nourishing breakfast is a must in pregnancy. Growing a bun in the oven is exhausting stuff, after all. Plus, your little bean is counting on you to deliver all the nutrients she needs to become big and strong. Brekkie should pack 15-25% of your daily…

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Veganism in pregnancy: the ultimate guide

Veganism has entered the zeitgeist in full force recently. People are turning to this plant-based diet for a host of reasons: personal growth, health, environmental factors, as a stand against animal cruelty, or simply to jump on the #vegnauary hype. There’s no doubt this regimen is as healthy as they…

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Pregnancy and Exercise: What’s Safe?

Hitting-up the gym may take an extra dose of oomph and motivation in pregnancy, but trust us when we say the well-being dividends will pay off. A regular exercise regime will support sleep, minimise constipation, reduce nagging aches and pain, and even lower the risk of gestational diabetes. Plus, working…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Pregnancy

That time has come around again: the New Year. And, as everyone will tell you; there’s no better occasion to implement positive changes than a brand spanking new year. But instead of vowing to hit the gym, be more frugal, or to simply get more organised – admittedly, resolutions we…